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12-13-2013 11:07 AM
brembo Two things, I have a one eyed GSD. He gets on just like a dog with two except he sometimes konks his head on stuff on his blind side. Not often tho.

Also, if we had an olfactory system like a dogs, we would not place such value on eyes. Dogs see 1000X what we do with thiei noses.
12-13-2013 11:00 AM
Originally Posted by Magwart View Post
Do you have access to a vet ophthalmologist? If so, I think it's worth a specialist visit. In my city, an office visit is under $100. .
One of our vets associates has training in opthamology and is the one who have us the more hopeful prognosis.

Continued improvement today. He is flinching more and the pupil seems to be starting to constrict. As long as he at least has some vision I think they won't have to remove his eye.:fingerscrosse d:
12-13-2013 10:22 AM
Magwart Do you have access to a vet ophthalmologist? If so, I think it's worth a specialist visit. In my city, an office visit is under $100. They sometimes have knowledge of specialty procedures and treatments rarely used by regular vets. My dog's eye doctor charges under $100 for an office visit and exam.
12-13-2013 02:59 AM
blehmannwa When Havoc got the correction by our older dog it was over a very high value treat dispensing toy. He cried and there was a slight puncture. This happened in the evening. In the morning, his muzzle looked like a balloon and we rushed him to our vet which caused him to miss his puppy class. Our vet has been wit us for ten years and she did not guilt us at all about the bite but when we took him to the playtime after puppy class, the instructors were both so judgmental and disapproving that I never went back. So it is not just family that can be jerks. Glad you have a good trainer.
12-13-2013 01:16 AM
Originally Posted by Gretchen View Post
I think we met once at Ft Funston? if it was you, both your dogs were very well behaved.

I hoping for an optimistic outcome and that some vision will be restored.
We did meet at Fort Funston. That was a great day.

I just got home from work and Kenobi is about the same tonight as this morning. Hoping for more improvement tomorrow. I don't want to have that beautiful brown eye removed

A dog trainer family friend came over last night and in her no nonsense way told my family that Benny was giving an appropriate correction to the puppy and it just happened to be in a bad place . She reiterated what my family already knows; that Benny is not a "bad vicious dog who blinded her puppy
" and my daughter should not let the pup loose in the house when she is not watching him and not leave his tennis balls and toys strewn around. In a multi dog home high value items must be kept away and used under supervision.

I have said all these things but it helped for family to hear it from a friend who was objective.
12-12-2013 05:10 PM
selzer Eye injuries are always scary, probably because we value them so highly in ourselves, and they hurt so much when we hurt them.

I am sorry this happened. I hope the puppy fully recovers. Emergency vets often give the worst case scenario. I sure hope they were wrong in this incident.
12-12-2013 04:42 PM
Stevenzachsmom Praying for a full recovery for Kenobi. He is adorable.
12-12-2013 04:21 PM
Gretchen I think we met once at Ft Funston? if it was you, both your dogs were very well behaved. I'm just going to say what everyone else said - It is not your fault! Where was your husband and daughter, they are equally responsible, but it just seems like an accident with nobody at fault. And if your daughter is an adult, she should be grateful she's allowed to live with you with a puppy.

I hoping for an optimistic outcome and that some vision will be restored.
12-12-2013 10:54 AM
middleofnowhere Dogs are resilent. My pup has a piercing that she didn't realize she had asked for. Missed her eye but it was close. The two were playing, the pup did something offensive and got told off big time. I was right there. Happened anyway. Yes, I felt like I should have been more on top of it. ...
12-12-2013 09:52 AM
Debbieg The vet gave us some hope!! At first she shined she concurred with the e vet that Kenobi is blind in the left eye but as she shined the light he flinched! Upon furthur exam she said he is seeing a little. The tendons holding optic nerve in place are undamaged, but his pupils was fixed and dilated. She is having us put steroid drops in 4 times a day and says there is a chance he will fully recover. My daughter brought him to the church where I work and our pastor blessed him. This morning 24 hours later the pupils seem a bit less dilated. He goes back to the vet next Wednesday

Kenobi and Benny are laying by eachother and seem to have completely gotten over it. I do think it was a normal adult puppy muzzle correction that went very bad.
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